Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider remembered the time a company selling premenopausal medication offered a handsome sum to use the band’s staple track “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in one of their commercials, telling Eddie Trunk:
“We got the call many years ago that a women’s premenopausal medication wanted to use ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It.’ And I was like, ‘Are you freakin’ kidding me?! This is my art, this is my– how much?!’
“I said, ‘Well, what does this do?’ They said, ‘Well, it helps with premenopausal symptoms, it helps vaginal dryness–‘ I said, ‘Wait a second! I’m totally against vaginal dryness!’ I think I’m doing God’s work actually, I don’t think there’s a man or woman out there who’s not against vaginal dryness.
“And then the commercial had all these Tipper Gore types with high-waist denim on them, shaking their fists… It was in ninety… I can’t remember – ’99, 2000…”